How do we feel about men who like fashion?

Love or hate his music, love or hate his style, you have to hand it to Kanye West.  I think it’s actually refreshing to see a guy who is interested in fashion!  Why shouldn’t men take a more avid interest in their appearance?  Surely this is to be admired.

Take David Beckham as another example. The guy could wear a plastic bag and still make it look good!  And no one does a penguin suit better than Daniel Craig.

I have to say I’m not a fan of the Russell Brand or One Direction band members and their skinny jeans look but I do like to see a man who is confident and who wants to look good!  Let’s be honest, we don’t ever want to compete with a man for time in the bathroom or in front of the mirror but certainly it is nice when a guy spends time getting ready and puts effort into his clothes.

When I think about it  …. us ladies can sometimes take all day to get ready for a date between time for a spray tan, nail and hair appointments, shopping for the “perfect outfit”, shaving our bodies within an inch of our lives, make up application, the list goes on and on ….  How disappointing that after hours and hours of preparation to look as fabulous as we possibly can, our date sprays some deodorant, splashes his face with water and throws on a clean t-shirt and jeans whilst shouting up the stairs, “Come on love, it’s time we were going!”.

As as I said before, I wouldn’t like my man to take more time getting ready than me or spending more hours down the high street but at the same time, a little effort never hurt anyone!  I don’t think my husband will be donning a fur edged coat aka Kanye West in the photo above but in his Vivienne Westwood shirt and Hugo Boss jeans, he’s a style icon to me!

 

Victoria Beckham – Style Icon

I have to hand it to VB, this lady has style.  Not only has she managed to shirk the “Posh Spice” title for which she was renowned, but the world has now embraced her as a leading and legitimate fashion designer.

I have listened to a few celebrity interviews on TV and they all seem to applaud VB for her ability to design clothes that flatter “all” types of women, whether they have curves or emulate an ironing board.  Would you ever have thought that Eva Longoria and Carol Voderman could wear the exact same dress just in different sizes and both look absolutely fantastic??  True testament to VB’s skills as a designer.

I remember the American press absolutely hammered VB when she first arrived on US soil with David.  They laughed at her high heels and Hermes bag combinations when watching her sons play school soccer.  They were perplexed by the fact that she constantly looked sour in pictures.  They all debated whether she was “too thin”.  And now it seems, America has finally embraced Victoria Beckham.  She must feel so triumphant, especially when they gave her such a hard time.

I do think David Beckham will always be seen as the “Golden Child” of the relationship, but VB has done well to cement her talents and skills to a doubting public.  Well done VB!